Thursday, 6 November 2014

MAWTT - Sparkle and/or Shine!

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today... I know some of you are unwell or going through very difficult times and so I'm sending huge hugs to you!!

 it's the turn of Team B once again at

it's my turn to host this week and I've chosen a theme of

Sparkle and/or Shine

We want to see something sparkly or shiny on your creations this week... it can be glitter, gems, pearls, glossy accents etc. .... I think we all like a bit of bling!! :-))
The paper I've used here is printed on semi-glossy paper and so it gives it a nice shiny finish... although it doesn't show up on the photos. And for some sparkle, I've used some lovely Kaisercraft Sparklets!

Image: Crafts and Me - Hannah Lynn - 'Cali Girl'
Gems: Kaisercraft Sparklets
Sentiment: Anna Marie Designs
Ribbon: Stash

I coloured Cali Girl with  Promarkers and Copics. She was such a joy to colour. I was going for a Rita Hayworth shade for the hair but it came out more Lucille Ball !!!! Lol - Oh well, I love all shades of red/ginger hair anyway, and think greens and blues look really nice with it... so that is why I chose the Himalyan Blue Paper.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's shiny/sparkly creations this week!!

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations... and there is a prize of some sparkly & shiny embellishments!! 

Sorry I am not around in blogland at the moment. I had a flu type bug at weekend which seemed to be getting better but then Monday night my chest went really bad. I managed to get an appointment with doctor on Tuesday, so at least now I have some antibiotics and steroids. I'm having a few days bed rest and hoping I will feel a bit better by weekend.
I have to be better for Downton!! can't believe it is the last one... where did the weeks go? don't want it to end but then we do have the Christmas Special to look forward to! :-)
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them! I will catch up with you all soon.
Take care
Love and hugs


Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Sue. Such a pretty image, amazing colouring and gorgeous detailing.
Sorry to hear that you are not well. I hope that you start to feel loads better soon.
Take care, sending you big hugs
Sue xx

Judith said...

This is stunning Sue -I think she even looks like Lucille Ball! - what an absolute stunner - and i love that lush bow too hugs judith x

meg said...

WOW!!!great card Sue, your colouring is superb, the tones and details in her hair are so... beautiful,the ribbon ties the image and papers together beautifully. Sorry you are poorly this weather must be playing havoc with your poor ches, hope you feel loads better soon. Take care hugs Meg xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,love the fab design and

Craft buddy said...

I have ribbon envy over that gorgeous ribbon! And the image is very striking, she's beautiful. Great challenge for us Sue! x Jessie

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Sue. Your colouring is amazing, especially on her hair.
Glad you managed to get to the doctors, I do hope you are starting to feel better. I have had two better days and nights so fingers crossed I will be okay for Saturday and I am not too poorly on my return.

chrissy xx said...

Sending hugs and hope your feeling better real soon x
What a FABulous image your 'Lucille' is..I LOve her hair and what a lush ribbon this is..GOrgeous papers too.
No! Can't believe it's nearly over! That's the trouble with good programmes they don't last long enough lol.

Sue said...

Gorgeous image and colours Sue,love the papers.
Sending hugs and hope you are feeling lot's better soon xxx

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, the image is lovely and that bow is gorgeous. Sorry you are not too good at the moment but I am sure some nice warm bed rest will do you the world of good, hope you are soon feeling better.

Pat xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh gosh Sue I never realised it was the last Downton this week - sob sob! Why do they not make a longer series!! Gorgeous card I too love red hair in fact I used to die my hair red! It does look lovely with green and blue and these are such lovely papers. You have done a wonderful job on colouring. Hope you feel better soon Sue, take care of yourself!! Susan xx

Ira Huberts said...

Oh my word Sue! This is gorgeous!!!! Love, love her hair! She makes such a terrific centrepiece on your fab card! Your colouring truly is divine! And the touch of bling is absolutely wonderful! Hope you're feeling much better now, sending lots of love and hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Pia S said...

Your coloring is fantastic, look at that fabulous looking hair! This is a lovely feminine design, love the beautifully tied bow too!

Debs said...

What a stunner Sue!!! Amazing colouring - love her hair :o)
Gorgeous DP's and the bling is beautiful.
Sorry to hear you've not been too well - hope you are on the mend.
I can't believe it's the last Downton this Sunday - making way for I'm a Celebrity I guess - which I also like to watch - but not as much :o)
Thanks for your kind words recently.
Take care.
Debs xx

Jacee said...

Stunning design Sue, lovely colouring, so perfect, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tammy said...

Sue this is GORGEOUS! I love that image and your coloring is awesome, her hair is beautiful!! Fab challenge this week! I hope you feel better soon!
Sending hugs, Tammy

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, fabulous image and wonderful colouring.
You certainly must be better for the last Downton, I am really sad, it seems to have flown by so quickly this series, well roll on Christmas.

Kath xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, stunning image her hair looks fabulous and loving the colours and sparklets.
Hope you are soon feeling better, take care.
Wendy xx

cotnob said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue, such a beautiful image and your colouring is fabulous. I love your colour choices and lovely design.
I'm sorry to hear that you have not been well, I hope the antibiotics and steroids are starting to work and you are beginning to feel better.
Take care.

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card Sue.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning hun, love the colours they are perfect with her hair!
Hope you're feeling better now, if not huge get well soon hugs
Shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Sue this is amazing, what a stunning card, Love that image and your colouring is amazing!!! Hope that you are now on the mend and feeling much better, Sending Big Hugs Hazelxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is a real stunner Sue, hope you're feeling better and fit enough for Downton, sweetie.

Love and hugs

Mary J said...

So beautiful, Sue! Your hair colouring is amazing too!

Janice said...

She's a beauty Sue, and I love her hair even tho it maybe wasn't your intended shade! These images are just so pretty and you colour them up perfectly. Greasy card and a super challenge theme. Hope you're feeling a bit better now too? Sorry I haven't been by sooner but work is picking up, which is good obviously but I miss my chats! Jx

Hammers said...

Sue this is gorgeous, the bow is spectacular!! Love all the details. Thanks for your lovely comments last week, Hubby and I had a great time in Mexico. Cx

Hazel said...

Her hair is absolutely beautiful, I love it. A gorgeous birthday card. I hope you're feeling better. Hazel L. x

coops said...

so stunning sue.such a beautiful image and i love your sparkle and fabulous colouring.
i hope you are feel better soon ;D

xx coops xx

Carole said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, love the colour combo and the beautifully coloured image.
Hope you're feeling better
Carole x

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, sorry you are unwell, Hope the bed rest does the trick sweet friend. xxxxxxx
Love the card! It reminds me I have 2 x Cali coloured up in my box..might just dig her out ;o)
Get well soon xxxxxxxx
hugs Mau xx

Anneke said...

hi Sue
such a gorgeous image and card and i love the sparkling.
the image is colored beautiful with highlights.
i am sorry to read that you are not feeling well and i hope that you will soon feeling better.
take care my friend and hugs from Anneke

Chrissy said...

This is so stunning Sue..her hair looks wonderful and those eyes are to die for...I love the green and blue colour combo in your papers and that gorgeous lush bow...beautiful.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue, fabulous colouring of the image
Kevin xx

Little K Smith said...

Ooohh this is beautiful Sue! I adore Hannah's images and lush colouring & colours too :)